Upstream information

CVE-2008-5138 at MITRE


passwdehd in libpam-mount 0.43 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/passwdehd.##### temporary file.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.9
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 465303 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • pam_mount >= 0.47-13.13.65
  • pam_mount-32bit >= 0.47-13.13.65
  • pam_mount-x86 >= 0.47-13.13.65
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • pam_mount >= 0.47-13.16.1
  • pam_mount-32bit >= 0.47-13.16.1
  • pam_mount-x86 >= 0.47-13.16.1

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 pam_mount Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 pam_mount Affected